Local Affiliated Societies News
Bev Maleeff, LAS Director
If your LAS is planning fall meetings, please let me know so I can announce them in the next issue of the MSA Update. Upcoming meetings are:
Philadelphia Society for Microscopy (PSM) -organizational meeting, no speaker
-contact me if interested in attending
Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio (MSNO)
Central States Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (CSMMS)
Microscopy Society of the Ohio River Valley (MSORV)
Michigan Microscopy & Microanalysis Society (MMMS)
Oklahoma Microscopy Society (OMS)
Support your local affiliated society! Invite students & early career scientists & technologists to your LAS meetings and get them involved!
LAS/AReS Breakfast: The annual LAS Breakfast meeting was held on Tuesday, July 26th during M&M 2016. For the first time, this was a joint meeting with the Microanalysis Society Affiliated Regional Societies (MAS AReS). Kerry Siebert (AReS Chair) and I welcomed representatives from many of our local societies, along with MSA & MAS Council members and Association Management. Topics discussed included MAS & MSA Tour Speaker programs, MSA Grants-in-Aid and Special Events support, the MSA promotional slide pack that is available for presentation at each LAS meeting, membership growth and retention, and Tax Status for LAS. Meeting minutes will be distributed to LAS Presidents in early September.
Nominations for LAS Director:
My term as LAS Director runs until December 2017. Elections for my successor will be held at the LAS Breakfast next summer at M&M2017. Anyone who is interesting in running for the office may contact me at
Enjoy the rest of the summer!